Pigmented villonodular synovitis

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What is pigmented villonodular synovitis?

Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a condition of the joint lining that most often affects the knee. It is characterized by pain and swelling as well as hemosiderin (iron) build-up inside the joint. It occurs in two forms: localized and diffuse.

Common symptoms reported by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

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Compare treatments taken by people with pigmented villonodular synovitis

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Who has pigmented villonodular synovitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 7
40s 5
50s 5
60s 4
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from pigmented villonodular synovitis patients who have completed their condition history
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